New FC Cincinnati head coach Jaap Stam
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Cincinnati announce new head coach Jaap Stam with photo of the wrong man

Ajax youth coach Tinus van Teunenbroek shown instead.

Major League Soccer side FC Cincinnati announced the arrival of new head coach Jaap Stam with a photo of Ajax youth coach Tinus van Teunenbroek.

The former Man Utd and Netherlands defender signed two-year deal with the American team, but it was Teunenbroek’s picture on the social media unveiling.


Speaking to Fox News, he revealed it’s not the first time he’s been mistaken for Stam.

He said:

I heard about the incident through a mother of a former pupil of mine. Everyone now asks if I have made a transfer to America.

I have once been mistaken for Jaap Stam in Ajax Showtime [an Ajax website] by Ajax itself. It happens to me more often, such as on vacation, that people shout: “Hey, that’s Jaap Stam!”

Cincinnati later tweeted a correction:

ICYMI: Join us in welcoming our 𝘒𝘀𝘡𝘢𝘒𝘭 new head coach, Jaap Stam. #FCCincy

πŸ“°: https://t.co/DP0FEepraD pic.twitter.com/dvLbByeHoC

— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) May 21, 2020